Saturday, December 28, 2013

Richard G. Rawley

Richard G. Rawley, age 78, passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center.  Richard was born in Racine on January 9, 1935, son of the late Jessie J. and Louise (Nee:  Braidwood) Rawley.

On September 13, 1958, at St. James Episcopal Church in Milwaukee he was united in marriage to Sharon K. Biljan.  Early in his career, Richard was employed by Oster Manufacturing Company for nine years, and then by Webster Electric for thirty-four years until his retirement in 1997.   He was a member of the Racine Moose Lodge #437.  An avid Packer fan, he also enjoyed bowling and fishing.  Above all, he cherished time with his family and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of fifty-five years, Sharon; his son Richard (Teri) Rawley; daughter, Lisa F. Rawley; his ex-son-in-law, Kevin Klee; his grandchildren, Aimee Lee (Chris Johnson), Ashley (Erick) Callis, William Klee (Amanda Mertins), Richard Rawley, Rebecca Rawley; his great-grandchildren, Jayden Callis, Rachel Johnson, Nathanyel Callis, KylieghAnne Callis, Alexis Johnson, Malakai Klee, Zayne Benning; step great-grandchildren, Anika and Alaina Moreno; brother, William Rawley; sister, Betty (Al) Jones; cousin, Barbara Lanahan; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many many dear friends.   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Pauline Rawley and Fay Hush; brothers, George, Donald and Robert.

Family and friends may meet for a celebration of Richard’s life on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. at the Reefpoint Brew House, 2 Christopher Columbus Causeway.

803 Main St., Racine     (262) 634-7888

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